There’s a reason Michael Kent has been named ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR by Campus Activities Magazine and MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR by The Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities. Michael gives magic a facelift with irreverent comedy and satire. His unique style of performing magic has made him a FAVORITE in over 500 college campuses he’s visited. Michael has performed for audiences all over the globe – from Hollywood, California to US Troops serving overseas. Many colleges and universities book him YEAR AFTER YEAR because students can’t wait to see the show again!
In a style reminiscent of a late-night talk show, Michael invites the audience to laugh with him at the absurdity of a modern-day magician. Michael’s audiences experience what its like when a stand up comic performs (and occasionally pokes fun at) the art of magic.
For information about booking Michael at your next event, please send us a note and we’ll get you all of the information you need!
Great news! As the 2016 Fall College Tour comes to a close, I’ll be leaving in November for a tour of American Naval Bases throughout Asia! This tour, my 4th International tour for the military, will take me through locations in several different Asian countries as the military celebrates it’s “Military Family Appreciation Month.” More info is available in the official press release to the right!
Here’s a preliminary list of cities on the 2016 Fall Tour! Fall is normally my busiest time of the year. In an average year, I tour between 30 and 40 cities between August and November and then take a nice long vacation in November. This year, I’ve decided to take most of November to go overseas to perform for our troops before Thanksgiving.
If you’re interested in attending a show listed in your city, let me know. Many of these shows are on college campuses. Sometimes they are open to the public, sometimes they aren’t.
August 19 – Appearance on “Quiz Box” Gameshow/Podcast – Columbus, OH
August 19 – Appearance at QFM96’s “Uncensored” (10pm) – Columbus, OH
August 20 – Bowling Green, OH
August 21 – Greenville, NC
August 24 – (Daytime) Oakwood, GA
August 26 – Blackout Date – 10th Wedding Anniversary
August 27 – (2 shows) Oxford, OH
September 1 – Elizabethtown, PA
September 2 – Dayton, OH
September 3 – Emory, VA
September 5 – Manchester, NH
September 9 – Bismarck, ND
September 16 – Toledo, OH
September 19 – Atlanta, GA
September 22 – Barbourville, KY
September 23 – Charlotte, NC
September 24 – Lebanon, IL
September 30 – Greenville, NC
October 5 – Aurora, IL
October 8 – Bexley, OH
October 9 – Edinboro, PA
October 13 – Buffalo, NY
October 14 – Buffalo, NY
October 15 – (Holding) Columbus, OH
October 16 – Delhi, NY
October 20 – Arlington, TX
October 21 – Arlington, TX
October 22 – (2 shows) Oswego, NY
October 26 – Lafayette, IN
October 27 – Covington, KY
October 28 – Covington, KY
October 29 – Covington, KY
November 1 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 2 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 3 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 4 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 5 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 6 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 7 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 8 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 9 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 10 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 11 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 12 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 13 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 14 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 15 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 16 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 17 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 18 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 19 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 20 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 21 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 30 – Oshkosh, WI
December 3 – Private Corporate Event – Columbus, OH
December 9 – (Daytime) Private Corporate Event – Columbus, OH
December 10 – Private Corporate Event – Columbus, OH
TUESDAY, JULY 26 8pm at Shadowbox Live’s Backstage Bistro! Tickets $5
Join Magician Michael Kent as he does his best to try to stump scientists Dan Mushalko and Robert Pyatt using prestidigitation (that means sleight of hand). If Michael can stump the scientists, does that mean magic is real?! Come to celebrate science, magic, and the occasional blurring of the lines between the two!
I stopped by WSYX FOX28/ABC6 to appear on Good Day Columbus with Marshall McPeek and Courtney Khondabi this week. We talked about my upcoming appearance on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and I performed a new trick with a lottery ticket!
I just got word that I’ll be appearing on the SEASON PREMIERE of Season 3 of “PENN & TELLER: FOOL US” on The CW July 13 at 8pm EST.
UPDATE: For those watching in Central Ohio, check your local listing. Most cable providers are airing the show at 9pm AFTER the Columbus Crew game. AT&T Uverse will air the show at 10pm.
On the show, aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller, who will get to see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
“Penn & Teller: Fool Us” is hosted by Actress, Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and is created and produced by 117 PRODUCTIONS and September Films (part of DCD Media), with executive producers Penn Jillette, Teller, Peter Adam Golden and Andrew Golder. I appear on the season premiere, episode #304, which will air on July 13 at 8pm EST and re-air on July 25.
Here are four chances to see Michael in Columbus this summer! While The Dublin Coffman Park show and the “Michael Kent vs. The Scientists” show will be full-length performances, the other two are simply guest appearances where I’ll be interviewed without performing much magic – ALL of them should be a great time! For info and links, see below!
June 23, 7PM – Dublin Summer Theater Series
DESCRIPTION: An hour-long family-friendly magic and comedy show.
LOCATION: COFFMAN PARK AMPHITHEATER OF DUBLIN
July 26, 8pm – Michael Kent vs. The Scientists
DESCRIPTION: Michael will perform magic and try to fool some of Columbus’s TOP scientists.
LOCATION: BACKSTAGE BISTRO
INFO: COMING SOON
August 19, 8pm – Quiz Box Trivia Game Show
DESCRIPTION: A LIVE Trivia Show/Podcast similar to NPR’s “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me” where Michael will be a Special Guest.
LOCATION: BACKSTAGE BISTRO
Join Johnny DiLoretto, his lovely co-host Sommer Marie Sterud, and the amazing Not So Late Show house band MojoFlo for electrifying, frequently hilarious interviews and fun with Columbus’s brightest performers and personalities.
Other special guests include late night Columbus icon, Fritz The Nite Owl; and WCBE’s scintillating sci-guy Dan Mushalko and his amazing water bears, the planet’s most powerful creature (more info about something I’ve got cooking with this sci-guy coming in July)!
Come experience the only event of its kind in the city:
Pre-show entertainment with comic Tom Plute starts at 7:30 and the show at 8 p.m!
Only $5! Reservations a must.
Visit http://sbxbackstagebistro.com/ or call 614.917.1171 to purchase tickets.